CE  Vol.6 No.20 , November 2015
Teaching Reform of English Listening and Speaking in China Based on Mobile Micro-Learning
ABSTRACT
Mobile micro-learning is an effective form of informal learning which can meet the personalized needs of language learners. In the ultra-video era, micro-video and micro-audio with short vivid contents, consistent with the current people’s viewing habits, have become a hot focus. With the development of mobile communication technology, mobile media terminal also shows a trend of diversification, but how to combine micro-learning with micro-video and micro-audio closely, in order to learn English scientifically and effectively for learners, is a major problem. Students are at a learning stage, more eager to experiment with new things, and the mobile media tools are used widely among them. Based on the theory of mobile micro-learning, this study analyzes the advantages of the micro-video and micro-audio, and then focuses on the strategies in making or selecting micro-video and micro-audio. Through the data analysis, the author tries to get information about the actual situation of college students’ mobile learning. Based on the current situation, the author chooses to use cell phones which are widely used and easy to operate as the hardware platform. By analyzing and designing video and audio contents, some practical methods are offered. Through the study, the author hopes to help learners practice listening and speaking more effectively, and promote the teaching reform of English listening and speaking in China.

Cite this paper
Huo, C. and Shen, B. (2015) Teaching Reform of English Listening and Speaking in China Based on Mobile Micro-Learning. Creative Education, 6, 2221-2226. doi: 10.4236/ce.2015.620228.
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